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census
An official numbering of the people of a country or district.
Catholicism
The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
concurrence
Agreement.
confessor
A spiritual advisor.
corroborate
To strengthen, as proof or convictio,
connote
To mean; signify.
curtsy
A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
continence
Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passio,
carnivorous
Eating or living on flesh.
conjecture
A guess.
clan
A tribe.
censor
An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publicatio,
congregate
To bring together into a crowd.
correlative
Mutually involving or implying one another.
conformation
General structure, form, or outline.
counter-claim
A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
cogent
Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
cartridge
A charge for a firearm, or for blasting.
confer
To bestow.
connoisseur
A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
conversant
Thoroughly informed.
collusion
A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
cede
To pass title to.
Calvary
The place where Christ was crucified.
colloquy
Conversatio,
cohere
To stick together.
chattel
Any article of personal property.
centimeter
A length of one hundredth of a meter.
collapsible
That may or can collapse.
contumacy
Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
consonant
Being in agreement or harmony with.
cohesive
Having the property of consistency.
cynosure
That to which general interest or attention is directed.
courser
A fleet and spirited horse.
calumny
Slander.
cat-o-nine-tails
An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.
craving
A vehement desire.
conscious
Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks.
colloquialism
Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversatio,
countervail
To offset.
cereal
Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds.
creak
A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
crusade
Any concerted movement, vigorously prosecuted, in behalf of an idea or principle.
caucus
A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates.
captious
Hypercritical.
creed
A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief.
corroboration
Confirmatio,
chastise
To subject to punitive measures.
corrosion
Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegratio,
clemency
Mercy.
cornucopia
The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
carcass
The dead body of an animal.
continuity
Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.
chromatic
Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
cull
To pick or sort out from the rest.
conceit
Self-flattering opinio,
collier
One who works in a coal-mine.
conducive
Contributing to an end.
characterize
To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.
chasm
A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface.
convertible
Interchangeable.
catastrophe
Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.
condolence
Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.
coincidence
A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident.
capitulate
To surrender or stipulate terms.
complaisance
Politeness.
credible
Believable.
crass
Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
converge
To cause to incline and approach nearer together.
complication
An intermingling or combination of things or parts, especially in a perplexing manner.
concurrent
Occurring or acting together.
classify
To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance's and differences.
contumacious
Rebellious.
conspirator
One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.
cupidity
Avarice.
corpuscle
A minute particle of matter.
capillary
A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
compute
To ascertain by mathematical calculatio,
censorious
Judging severely or harshly.
cipher
To calculate arithmetically. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing)
contender
One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry.
credulous
Easily deceived.
consumption
Gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc.
clumsy
Awkward of movement.
coalition
Combination in a body or mass.
connubial
Pertaining to marriage or matrimony.
conferee
A person with whom another confers.
contagion
The communication of disease from person to perso,
circulate
To disseminate.
check
To hold back.
covert
Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
chastity
Sexual or moral purity.
conformable
Harmonious.
critique
A criticism or critical review.
constable
An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.
counting-house
A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
contort
To twist into a misshapen form.
callow
Without experience of the world.
complex
Complicated.
corporeal
Of a material nature; physical.
course
Line of motion or directio,
corporate
Belonging to a corporatio,
complacent
Pleased or satisfied with oneself.
clandestine
Surreptitious.
collaborate
To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.
cameo
Any small engraved or carved work in relief.
contemptible
Worthy of scorn or disdai,
complicate
To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.
consumptive
Designed for gradual destructio,
competitive
characterized by rivalry.
conspicuous
Clearly visible.
cosmopolitan
Common to all the world.
candid
Straightforward.
Christendom
That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed.
consort
A companion or associate.
countryman
A rustic.
cynicism
Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.
clothier
One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.
contradiction
The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
contradictory
Inconsistent with itself.
commodity
Something that is bought and sold.
compression
Constraint, as by force or authority.
convulse
To cause spasms i,
colleague
An associate in professional employment.
confident
Assured.
contrive
To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
competent
Qualified.
capacious
Roomy.
coniferous
Cone-bearing trees.
consulate
The place in which a consul transacts official business.
chagrin
Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
concord
Harmony.
comprise
To consist of.
convulsion
A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body.
conductible
Capable of being conducted or transmitted.
culinary
Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitche,
confiscate
To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.
condescend
To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors.
cygnet
A young swa,
cacophony
A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
conjoin
To unite.
coercive
Serving or tending to force.
convalesce
To recover after a sickness.
collegian
A college student.
cadenza
An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
conveyance
That by which anything is transported.
chameleon
Changeable in appearance.
committal
The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
coincident
Taking place at the same time.
clement
Compassionate.
circumlocution
Indirect or roundabout expressio,
culvert
Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.
coerce
To force.
comprehension
Ability to know.
component
A constituent element or part.
centiliter
A hundredth of a liter.
curtail
To cut off or cut short.
Calvinism
The system of doctrine taught by John Calvi,
charlatan
A quack.
contingent
Not predictable.
contagious
Transmitting disease.
coagulant
Producing coagulatio,
cajole
To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
contrivance
The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose.
corollary
A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstratio,
casual
Accidental, by chance.
conversion
Change from one state or position to another, or from one form to another.
cryptogram
Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
conjugate
Joined together in pairs.
concordance
Harmony.
copious
Plenteous.
close-hauled
Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
corruptible
Open to bribery.
constituency
The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.
cohesion
Consistency.
congenial
Having kindred character or tastes.
complacence
Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings.
consistency
A state of permanence.
coronation
The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch.
cudgel
A short thick stick used as a club.
continuance
Permanence.
contravene
To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
consanguineous
Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
cosmogony
A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
coercion
Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical.
contemporaneous
Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.
crockery
Earthenware made from baked clay.
curable
Capable of being remedied or corrected.
commitment
The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.
cabalism
Superstitious devotion to one's religio,
ceremonial
Characterized by outward form or ceremony.
conflagration
A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
cholera
An acute epidemic disease.
chronometer
A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precisio,
conservative
Adhering to the existing order of things.
crystallize
To bring together or give fixed shape to.
canon
Any rule or law.
cosmetic
Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexio,
constellation
An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
conciliate
To obtain the friendship of.
counterfeit
Made to resemble something else.
choral
Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir.
compliment
To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise.
compunction
Remorseful feeling.
carnal
Sensual.
conservatism
Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.
caricature
a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
centurion
A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
confidant
One to whom secrets are entrusted.
compensate
To remunerate.
circumnavigate
To sail quite around.
cessation
Discontinuance, as of action or motio,
confide
To reveal in trust or confidence.
ceremonious
Observant of ritual.
chaos
Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusio,
Canaanite
A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
circumscribe
To confine within bounds.
canary
Of a bright but delicate yellow.
chateau
A castle or manor-house.
consignor
One who entrusts.
convex
Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle.
convalescence
The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.
contrite
Broken in spirit because of a sense of si,
cajolery
Delusive speech.
cosmopolitanism
A cosmopolitan character.
consummate
To bring to completio,
convene
To summon or cause to assemble.
conceive
To form an idea, mental image or thought of.
clarify
To render intelligible.
confectionery
The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.
conjugation
The state or condition of being joined together.
creamy
Resembling or containing cream.
compulsory
Forced.
confluence
The place where streams meet.
compress
To press together or into smaller space.
consecrate
To set apart as sacred.
consignee
A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.
convalescent
Recovering health after sickness.
clearance
A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail.
cauterize
To burn or sear as with a heated iro,
clamorous
Urgent in complaint or demand.
cosmography
The science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
convolution
A winding motio,
crustaceous
Having a crust-like shell.
collide
To meet and strike violently.
cycloid
Like a circle.
collective
Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.
cabal
A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
cession
Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
courtesy
Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.
comparative
Relative.
centenary
Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.
compliant
Yielding.
coddle
To treat as a baby or an invalid.
comport
To conduct or behave (oneself).
conquer
To overcome by force.
congeal
To coagulate.
corruption
Loss of purity or integrity.
caustic
Sarcastic and severe.
cadaverous
Resembling a corpse.
comprehensible
Intelligible.
correlate
To put in some relation of connection or correspondence.
clarion
A small shrill trumpet or bugle.
cower
To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
caret
A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
crag
A rugged, rocky projection on a cliff or ledge.
conduce
To bring about.
contingency
Possibility of happening.
cathode
The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
consonance
The state or quality of being in accord with.
commentary
A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work.
clangor
Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.
corrode
To ruin or destroy little by little.
crucible
A trying and purifying test or agency.
convenience
Fitness, as of time or place.
cosmos
The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement.
contraband
Trade forbidden by law or treaty.
codicil
A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
conjunction
The state of being joined together, or the things so joined.
corrosive
That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegratio,
coronet
Inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereig,
corps
A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together.
collector
One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.
criterion
A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusio,
caprice
A whim.
condensation
The act or process of making dense or denser.
comparable
Fit to be compared.
curt
Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expressio,
crevasse
A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
covenant
An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.
captivate
To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.
commemorate
To serve as a remembrance of.
christen
To name in baptism.
contemporary
Living or existing at the same time.
contemplate
To consider thoughtfully.
chancery
A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
cosmic
Pertaining to the universe.
cataclysm
Any overwhelming flood of water.
comestible
Fit to be eate,
continuation
Prolongatio,
conspire
To plot.
consign
To entrust.
compulsion
Coercio,
counteract
To act in opposition to.
culprit
A guilty perso,
coalescence
The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
calculable
That may be estimated by reckoning.
characteristic
A distinctive feature.
colossus
Any strikingly great person or object.
callosity
The state of being hard and insensible.
conscript
To force into military service.
contiguity
Proximity.
commute
To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
Calvinize
To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
cursive
Writing in which the letters are joined together.
continuous
Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence.
conscientious
Governed by moral standard.
controller
One who or that which regulates or directs.
causal
Indicating or expressing a cause.
casualty
A fatal or serious accident or disaster.
canine
Characteristic of a dog.
constrict
To bind.
coincide
To correspond.
credence
Belief.
collapse
To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
contributor
One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.
corpulent
Obese.
catholicity
Universal prevalence or acceptance.
confront
To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles.
console
To comfort.
countercharge
To accuse in retur,
confidence
The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another.
colloquial
Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
cranium
The skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brai,
condense
To abridge.
circumspect
Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideratio,
concerto
A musical compositio,
comical
Funny.
confluent
A stream that unites with another.
calculus
A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.
candor
The quality of frankness or outspokenness.
chiffon
A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc.
circumference
The boundary-line of a circle.
consolidate
To combine into one body or system.
conduit
A means for conducting something, particularly a tube, pipe, or passageway for a fluid.
cataract
Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
comparison
Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.
congest
To collect into a mass.
counterbalance
To oppose with an equal force.
cardinal
Of prime or special importance.
campaign
A complete series of connected military operations.
cantata
A choral compositio,
crustacean
Pertaining to a division of arthropods, containing lobsters, crabs, crawfish, etc.
convoy
A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportatio,
courageous
Brave.
cardiac
Pertaining to the heart.
collision
Violent contact.
conservatory
An institution for instruction and training in music and declamatio,
came
A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows.
conjugal
Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.
castigate
To punish.
curio
A piece of bric-a-brac.
contiguous
Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
covey
A flock of quails or partridges.
coagulate
To change into a clot or a jelly, as by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment.
caste
The division of society on artificial grounds.
consternation
Panic.
chivalry
The knightly system of feudal times with its code, usages and practices.
consensus
A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons.
composure
Calmness.
caption
A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.
carnage
Massacre.
complicity
Participation or partnership, as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer.
consul
An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
convergent
Tending to one point.
calorie
Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.
caitiff
Cowardly.
commission
To empower.
canto
One of the divisions of an extended poem.
constituent
One who has the right to vote at an electio,
consecutive
Following in uninterrupted successio,
complaisant
Agreeable.
competitor
A rival.
conclusive
Sufficient to convince or decide.
cognizant
Taking notice.
compressible
Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.
confederacy
A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.
crematory
A place for cremating dead bodies.
concur
To agree.
comely
Handsome.
concession
Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.
convolve
To move with a circling or winding motio,
cantonment
The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
chronology
The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events.
chasten
To purify by afflictio,
commingle
To blend.
concussion
A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.
choleric
Easily provoked to anger.
convivial
Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking.
cite
To refer to specifically.
confinement
Restriction within limits or boundaries.
cartilage
An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.
cursory
Rapid and superficial.
counterpart
Something taken with another for the completion of either.
contribution
The act of giving for a common purpose.
conscience
The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
concede
To surrender.
claimant
One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.
curator
A person having charge as of a library or museum.
crevice
A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces.
Christ
A title of Jesus
carouse
To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner.
confederate
One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement.
corporal
Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.
clairvoyance
Intuitive sagacity or perceptio,
competence
Adequate qualification or capacity.
commotion
A disturbance or violent agitatio,
contusion
A bruise.
corpse
A dead body.
cynical
Exhibiting moral skepticism.
cabinet
The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a natio,
creamery
A butter-making establishment.
citadel
Any strong fortress.
cognate
Aki,
contuse
To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the ski,
coxswain
One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer.
control
To exercise a directing, restraining, or governing influence over.
cadence
Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.
contemptuous
Disdainful.
complement
To make complete.
conciliatory
Tending to reconcile.
cant
To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
comprehensive
Large in scope or content.
commissariat
The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.
cornice
An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
cosmology
The general science of the universe.
contaminate
To pollute.
conformity
Correspondence in form, manner, or use.
culpable
Guilty.
connive
To be in collusio,
conformance
The act or state or conforming.
carrion
Dead and putrefying flesh.
contraposition
A placing opposite.
corrigible
Capable of reformatio,
coquette
A flirt.

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